Nash needs to do the right thing and either retire or accept a buyout. I don't blame him for accepting a trade to the Lakers and signing the contract, but
Just a thought: Maybe
We can talk until we're blue in the face, but the hard truth is that the Lakers need to unload anyone and everyone, Kobe too, hit bottom, win the lotto, get a game-changing superstar and put an end to all this
A heavily favored horse named Kobe's Back came in a distant second on Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. I hope this doesn't bode badly for the Lakers, but judging by their performance against the Timberwolves on Sunday, maybe it did.
I wholeheartedly agree with last week's letter writer Dave Moore that Kobe might just answer the phone in five rings, but if you are calling to talk to another family member, will he pass them the phone?
Perhaps the Lakers would have the best overall league record if The Times cut back to one reporter at each home game and also stopped covering their road games altogether.
Silly, you say? It seems to be working for the Ducks.
Sandy Koufax's and
As a Dodgers fan I hope Kershaw many years of success,
Paul Shubunka Sr.
It occurred to me that the lone writer who placed Clayton Kershaw second with his Cy Young vote must be the same guy who left Willie Mays off his Hall of Fame ballot.
I wonder if
I can't think of a Dodgers play-by-play announcer less deserving of induction into the Radio Hall of Fame than Charley Steiner except, perhaps, the late Jerry Doggett. Steiner's a blatant homer, can't distinguish between a high pop fly and a deep drive to the outfield, is incapable of describing what's happening on the field with any pacing or rhythm, laughs at his own tired jokes and frequently has to correct himself. His presence on the air is a distraction when it should be an enhancement. This is Hall of Fame material?
I'll take Rick Monday over Steiner any day. Steiner going into the Radio Hall of Fame makes a mockery of such an honor.
Since my freshman year at
It is somewhat ironic in this period when it seems
There has long been this image of the dumb jock, and Todd Christensen proved intelligence and sports were not mutually exclusive. The paradox of his passing at this juncture, when the very culture of the football locker room has come into question, is that one of the top college teams in this country represents one of the top academic institutions, Stanford.
This is the standard to which we should aspire and current turmoil in pro football should perhaps bring into question the concept of drafting students before graduation, perhaps giving them more time to mature as players and as individuals.
Todd Christensen's death is a sad loss but a reminder that not all pro football players are mindless brutes and many bring thoughtful intelligence to the game, their lives and ours.
Not sweet tweet
Bill Plaschke's condemnation of
Barnes was fined a token amount precisely because the
Social media does a good enough job of blowing these things out of proportion. I would expect a good journalist to offer some balance rather than adding fuel to the fire.
Matt Barnes, take some time this weekend and go see the movie "12 Years a Slave." It will help you appreciate how far our society has come, and that your recent Twitter tirade was shameful, and not a step in the right direction.
I'm sorry to report an error in your otherwise excellent coverage of the two local college football teams. We all know that UCLA lost to Stanford and Oregon on consecutive weeks on the road. However, you have
Obviously such an imbalance in scheduling could not possibly be the case in a year when the Trojans are at home to take on the
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